The California Department of Pubic Health has imposed the maximum fine permitted under the law against Casa Bonita Convalescent Hospital in connection with the death of a ventilator dependent resident.
State regulators issued three citations against the facility for the 2007 death of the 90-year-old resident.
An investigation in the incident by state authorities determined poor care led to the woman’s death when staff at the facility intentionally disconnected the woman from a ventilator and shut-off a remote alarm to notify staff of problems with the machine.
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